recurring blood in poop

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Leah asks,

I have had poop in my blood from mid-December last year to the beginning of March. When pooping it was VERY painful... so much so that I literally cringed even at the thought of pooping. Anyways, I finally went to the doctor to see what was up. She did her probe and declared me perfectly healthy, but gave me some medication to see if it would reduce the pain and the blood. It did. But since I've discontinued the use, I've started to poo blood again and it hurts a LOT. Has this happened to anyone? Does anyone have any idea what's wrong?

Poonurse responds:

Do you have poop in your blood, or blood in your poop? Very different problems.

If you have the former, I would say you are in deep doo-doo, no pun intended. It is very hard to get poop out of your blood.

If the problem is the latter, I would advise you to start back on the medication your doctor gave you for this problem. See if you can't find out what the ACTUAL NAME of your condition is, from your REAL DOCTOR. This would go a long way towards helping me give you some advice.

Let me know what it is when you find out, and I'll see if I can offer any help.

Leah writes back,

The medication my doctor gave me is called Proctomyxin HC. I was to apply it morning and night and after every poop for ten days. I did all of this as instructed. My doctor thought it was a cut that I had "in there." The medication started to work, but not after one huge poop of blood. It was on my poop, I think, although I didn't excatly pick up my poop and open it up. After this terrifying incident, it went away -- both the pain and the blood. It stoped for the duration of my ten days, and I was a happy pooper. Since then, I've discontinued the medication (as instructed), but the blood has now returned, along with the pain. But, if this makes sense, the pain has moved to a different area in my rectum. But it hurts just as much!

Dear Leah,

As you know, I am not a doctor. But it sounds like you possibly could have a rectal fissure, which is like a tiny tear in the lining of the rectum. It can cause pain and rectal bleeding such as you describe.

But I must tell you that beyond following a high fiber diet and drinking tons of water (these make the poop easier to pass and less likely to keep irritating your rectum), you REALLY NEED to go back to the butt doctor and report that your symptoms have returned.

If you have a family doctor treating you, ask for a referral to a gastroenterologist. They specialize in these kinds of problems. But do go back.

Thanks for asking Poonurse!

Please be advised that I am only a Poonurse. I am NOT a medical doctor. Any advice I give should be taken moderate skepticism. Please consult a REAL medical doctor if you feel you have a serious medical condition.

-- Poonurse

Poonurse is an RN with 25 years experience in labor and delivery. Her qualifications include seeing a lot of poop, and owning a computer. Also, she works in Michigan, which she calls the asshole of the universe, so that's another bit of credibility.

Got a question for her?

310 Comments on "recurring blood in poop"

The Shit Volcano's picture
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OW!!! I agree with Poonurse on this. Go see a doctor. *shudders*

I found Jesus! He was behind the sofa the whole time!

Slim Jim Junkie's picture

Yeah, I have problems with doctors too.
Every time I walk to the front door of a doc's office, I feel PTSD hit me like a ton of bricks. It makes me want to scream, run, and rip my hair out.

semi worried's picture

I have been having blood in my poo for the last week and a half , but their is no pain , do I worry.

someone's picture

ya i'v had the same problem like just tonight i was trying to take a poo and it wouldn't come out and i was sitting there for about 30 min trying my hardest and nothing so i went to watch tv and it was hard to sit but then like 10 min later i tryed again i pushed and pushed and then bang the biggest shit in the world covered in blood i was like holy fuck i went pale and num and i felt dizzy so i came onto the internet to see what info i could get on this pooing blood.

someone's picture

umm i was wondering to like i'm a bmxer so i'm out side alot and it is getting very hot and i get de hydrated and all this started around the begining of summer you think maybe the heat is doing this to me like just today i was outside the hole day with my family and a birthday party and i came home to a big shit of blood get back to me on this.

blood on my TP!!!'s picture

hi. i'm 18 and for about a month now, every time that i poop, WHEN I WIPE, I HAVE BLOOD ON THE TOILET PAPER!!! not always very much, but it's not stopping! what does this mean? i've never had anal sex!! and i poop about every other day, or every 2 days. i never have to push it out really either! i'm so worried that i may have something really bad and wrong with me!! is this fixable? please!! please help!!!

herman's picture

Hi all. Had a frightning experience last night. I passed alot of blood last night and this has never happened before. I have been on a strong course of antibiotics for a tooth infection, althougth this was several weeks ago. During the course of antibiotics i had severe diorhea. As soon as the course had finished i got nasty constipation! Over the last few days it seemed to have eased. Thats is until last night. Since last nights occurence i have overdosed on fibre and cod liver oil and have just used the loo again. this time with more positive results! No blood at all apart from a very slight watery soltution when i gently mopped up. In hind sight my diet has been crap (hehe). Looking back at my past few weeks eating habits i have eaten nothing but junk. I can't remember the last time i have eaten any vegetables. I think i will postpone going to the doctors for the moment and see what an improved diet will do. Good luck everybody, i hope you are all fit and healthy again soon ;-)

jiggy's picture

Man i took a poop and there was blood in it what should i do.

Scott's picture
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i have being pooping blood but I do not have any pain at all. Its when I go take a poo, blood comes out with the poo. Does that mean that I am dehyrdated or something?

Thanks, Scott

IsThisNornal?'s picture

For like the past week when i go poop and wipe theres blood on the toilet paper. Its not a very bright red but a dull red and it doesnt hurt when I go poop. Just wondering, IS THIS NORMAL?

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very scared's picture

i have been having blood in my poop now for about7 months. It comes and it goes. when i wipe there is like a guey blood on the toliet doesnt hurt to go either. i went to my doctor and she told me to start eatting alot of fiber and drink lots of water. she didnt even examine me .that was like 4 months ago and the blood has yet to stop. im really scared and dont know what to do. could my birth control be causing this bleeding?

attagirl's picture

i am having severe pain w/ pooping. lots of blood sometimes. my dr said i have hemmorhoids of course i knew that, put he was concerned at first, thought he felt a growth, then determined it to be some type of anal papilla ?? it such severe pain, i think i could bite my finger off and not feel it. my dr acted a bit surprised at my pain level...

just some info's picture

Bleeding from the back passage is something that you should always see your doctor about, even if you are convinced it is piles or an anal fissure. The reason you need to be checked is that bleeding from the back passage can be a symptom of bowel (colon or rectum) cancer. If you don

worried's picture

I had anal sex, and it kinda hurt... no more then normal but hey ho.. a couple days later i noticed blood on my tissue, fresh blood. i checked my ass and found a small tear on the way into my rectum... do i need to get stitches or something ? i am also worried cos there is dark blood in my poo since today hence why i am posting.

freakazoid's picture

Just some info. Did you memorize this speech or did you have it on stand-by to post over and over again? You should go work for those Nigerian scam artists and place their repetitive, annoying Internet posts.

scared kid's picture

I an 16 years old and I just took a big poo. I was shocked when i went to flush it because there was blood in the toilet with it. I am not going to see a doctor, it is far too embarassing to ask my parents to take me and tell them. I have been eating pure junk food for the past few weeks if that has anything to do with it. I think im going to try and improve my diet and see if it goes away anytime soon. What do you think I should do?

scared kid's picture

The blood in my poop has not gone away yet

kacee's picture

ok so im flippin out here cuz i took a nice little poopie like a few hours ago and it hurt and uhh i found out that i have 2 tears on the like front and back of my uhhh like im thinking it may be something serious and i could slowly die of parentitis or whatever that thing is where ur feces contaminates your abdomen. anywho i dont have insurance anymore so i cant really go get it looked at i dont think without it costing an arm and a leg. can someone plz help me! i might die :( and i even emailed ppl on here hoping they might reply back

curios and worried's picture

ok i'm really concern because I am pooping blood. I know it's common when people have blood in their poo or poo in their blood. but i've pooped all day and i am pretty sure i have the stomach flu and i probably pooped everything out of my system. and when i do have to go blood is coming out instead of poop. please advise...

The Shit Volcano's picture
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How many people out there come on this site looking for advice on bloody poop?!? And how many of those people don't listen to advice offered?!?

(takes a deep breath)

GO.... TO.... THE.... DOCTOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And learn how to read! Maybe you wouldn't have to ask the damn question in the first place!

I found Jesus! He was behind the sofa the whole time!

Anonymous Coward's picture

im 16, i am perfectly healthy, i pouped out blood many times for no reason

ANONYMOUS001's picture

I've recently started to have a little bit of blood lasted about 2-3 weeks and stopped and it re-occured again. but now it has stopped a bit but the smell is intense and the discharge is a light brown. and now when I poo..I have blood in it and when I wipe there's blood on the tissue. But when I poo it doesn't hurt or anything. I'm a bit scared...can you tell me what you think it might be??????

Logjam's picture
Comment Quality Moderatori 2000+ points

Dear anonymous001. Poonurse hasn't been around to answer these questions for awhile now, but I'm sure if she were here, she'd encourage you to go see a doctor about this.


Anonymous Coward's picture

i had blood in my poop a few days ago im 5 months preg.. freaked me out.. it took me like a half hour just to go then it was hurtting when i went so bad i thought i was going to be sick my mouth was watering. i can only poop like 1 every 2 weeks i dont know why my doctor gave me blood work and that waiting for the test to come back.. but i know how everyone feels because it happens to me and from not being able to go to the bath room like i should be it hurts 20 times more then the baby pushing its really bad..

Retro_Killa's picture
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Hell-o I am 22 year old male. This morning when I woke up I went to use the restroom to take a dump. When I went to wipe my butt it was bloody. I stood up & there was nothing but red colored blood in the toilet. I went down stairs & made a cup of coffee & then went back into the rest room and tried to use it once more. I did make some poop come out of my butt & also it was still bloody.

Is there away to fix me?

Please help I am very nervous about what this might be.

Poop John Paul 1st's picture

I've had some blood in/on my poop a few times, including the last 3 or 4 poops. In the past, it would last for a few poops and go away. This time it's taking longer to go away. I'm wondering if it might be from a combination of things: heavy weighlifting and sit-ups along with more time sitting at the computer (on a fairly hard chair) and maybe eating too many things that thin the blood (garlic, ginger, walnuts etc)?? When I lift, I tend to hold my breath and I also probably lift too much weight, but I always do this. And I also tend to wipe pretty hard (trying to get clean). So it's probably an internal hemmy?

Thanks for any response!

Thanks for any comments

Retro_Killa's picture
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So i went to the doctors office & told the doctor what was going on... The doctor then said well it sounds like you have (hemroids) then the stuck his finger in my ass & then probed me with this tool & said yes you do have (hemroids)

he told me it was nothing major becase they where small (internal hemroids) & i could get rid of them with some cream & by eating more fiber or even buying fibercon pills

so if you have belleding you in your poop it is 70% sure that you have (hemroids)

& i would still go see a doctor because it could even be sings of hemroids or cancer so go get looked at & stop sitting on your ASS!!!!!!

Anonymous Coward's picture

OMG thank the lord i found this site!!i'm really worried that i have summit serious cos my poo dusnt hurt wen it cums out but there's blood on the bog roll? i need help

Anonymous Coward's picture

I have been pooing out blood for the past month. I dont know if that has antything to do with any serious disease. Please help!

Worried's picture

I'm a 17yr old male i too pooed blood.
i'm so worried im thinking backwards. Iv'e heard that sitting on the computer for long periods of times can cause hemroids well hemroids are also caused by sitting any where for a long period of time.Atleast thats what Iv'e heard.When I poo i have blood ussually on it. Or if its a big poo then its on the papper .It comes and goes like most of you have siad what happens to you. I think im going to take the poo nurse's advise and eat more fiber and less junk food. My diet consists of pepsi,pizza rolls,Frozen pizza with ranch and hot sauce,I don't think iv'e had a glass of water nor fruit or vegtables in 7 months.I'm scared to death of taking medication or drugs of any kind.I'm going to eat more fiber and fruits and juice and i'll come back with the results.

Worried Researcher's picture

About Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are abnormally swollen veins in the rectum and anus. They are much like varicose veins you might see on a person's legs. When bulging hemorrhoidal veins are irritated, they cause surrounding membranes to swell, burn, itch, become very painful, and bleed. Hemorrhoids are caused by too much pressure in the rectum, forcing blood to stretch and bulge the walls of the veins, sometimes rupturing them. Listed below are the most frequent causes of hemorrhoids:

Constant sitting

Straining with bowel movements


Sitting on the toilet for a long time

Severe coughing


Heavy Lifting

There are two kinds of hemorrhoids: internal and external. Internal hemorrhoids usually don't hurt or itch; you can't feel them because they are deep inside the rectum. Internal hemorrhoids are pretty harmless. But since their bleeding COULD mask blood from a dangerous source like colorectal cancer, they
should be treated.

Hemorrhoid Prevention

1.If your main job activity is seated, always stand or walk during your breaks. Make it a point to stand and walk at least 5 minutes every hour and try to shift frequently in your chair to avoid direct rectal pressure.

2.Always exhale as you strain or lift. Don't hold your breath.

3. Control coughing, diarrhea and constipation with early treatment since hemorrhoids may soon follow.

4. Make a rule: No reading or other relaxing activity while on the toilet. If bowel movements take longer than 3-5 minutes, something is wrong.

me's picture

no more blood in my poo :D

Anonymous Coward's picture

Can a broken rib cause someone to poop blood?

daphne's picture
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I'd think not! The blood, if any,. would be black by the time it hit your colon.

I've had broken ribs, and the only thing they have done to me poopwise was make it hard to push.

.....hugging bunnies since 1969

.....hugging bunnies since 1969

Mr unwell's picture

I had a dodgy xmas dinner and got these mad stomach pains, sat on the toilet for about 30 minutes. The poop was quite loose but the pain went away. After that i developed an intense pain just at the top of my anus, and a small lump. The pain increased until i was in constant pain, whilst sitting or standing. I went to sleep just now and woke a few hours later and the pain was gone. My boxer shorts were covered with a foul smelling liquid where the pain was. I think it was an abscess that exploded? Maybe. Anyway, just went poop and there was blood on the paper and in the bowl. It was bright red. I live in a foreign country and so dont understand the medical terms so well, im afraid to go to the doctor. Shall i just leave it unless there is a repeat of the pain?

sac's picture

I had a child i august and now for 5 months i have had unbarable pain when using the bathroom. I am pretty sure it is internal hemmroids. There is lots of blood when i poop. It is in the poop and also a lot will just come out. Like when someone has there period exept mine is coming out of my butt. I sm in alot of pain. It takes me an hour or more to go to the bathroom. I have tried home remedies now for 5 months and nothing id working. I am going to call the doctor on monday. Is there still something that i can be doind at home to help this until i get seen? I take a fiber supp and also a stool softener (colace).

Anonymous Coward's picture

ihave had tears in my back passage for over 10 years with bad pain and bleeding i find if i sit on a cold item it makes it far worse tryed everything nothing works so i just suffer on hate going to tolit once a large lump rose when i sat on a cold bus seat after a time it burst bleed bad had to pad myself and keep changeing it for two days flet a hole for some time after never was the same again

Victim Helper's picture

Hi after reading all this an my experence today I had with finding blood on the toiletpaper for the first time has scared the crap of out me as well. I don't feel pain either, so its got me considered. I am 16 right now, male, 17 in less then 2 weeks. I am seeing that this problem occures with teenagers and grown ups around the ages of 17-22. I do sit a lot on the computer and for everything this is a problem. DO NOT SIT ON THE COMPUTER FOR A LONG PERIOD OF TIME. You will get the same symptoms and don't tell me I didn't warn you because it will happen if your a male or female... I am scared to go to the doctors or tell my parents lol, so ima wait till tommarow, if i still have blood in it then comes my real worry. In some cases it could most likely be that you got internal hemeroids or worst it could be cancer so please GO TO THE DOCTORS. If your scared and this is the first time it happened to you then drink a lot of water, sit on your legs with your feet back will release some tension when you sit, and eat A LOT OF FIBER. FIBER FIBER FIBER, is all i hear, I hope its true. Right now i am eating some cerial that has 17% fiber in it. I will get back to you guys with the results tommarow. It could also be that you have a tear in your rectum... Check if you have any cuts near your anal or on your anal get it checked out. If there is bumps then
could be external hemroids. SEE A DOCTOR IMEDENTLY, IT DOESN'T MATTER IF YOUR AFRAID, YOU COULD BE RISKING YOUR LIFE! FOODS TO STAY AWAY FROM ARE ANY SORT OF JUNK FOOD AND CHOCOLATE! Thats all I can tell you for now, I hope this has helped some of you, reply if it has :D.

Anonymous Coward's picture

ive been having this proberly only recently, not sure if i had before

but anyway lately ive been having pain from well down below lol, and recently did a really really really big toilet, it hurt.. anyways now when doing a toilet, i get blood, yup blood splatter all over my toilet bowl like some kinda horror scene, and when wiping i get quite a bit of blood their, but it stops

my parents know about it, but ild rather keep quiet for now that its still going on

if someone doesnt mind answering

you cant die for stuff like this can you?.......

Scared's picture

Well im 15 and recently ive been having blood in my poo, i do sit ALOT at the computer so im guessing that this is the problem, im going to eat lots of fiber and drink lots of water!
I advise you do the same.

blood on tissue's picture

i just found that eh last 2 times i pooped, thre was a very minimal amount of blood on my tissue..i lloked in the toilet adn there was no blood on the poop, well not that i could see. i've been seeing a cuople things that you guys worte, and i do not have hemroisd, i dont think, or omg, i hope not. can u tell me what you think is wrong. can u also tell me what teh doctor will do when i go there? respond now please, thankz

Anonymous Coward's picture

I pooped twice today and there was blood in it both times..and it hurt when I pooped. It scared the heck out of me, but I am glad I found this website. I will be going to the doctors tomorrow or the day after tomorrow to have it checked. My parents said it could be because I sit too that true?

Anonymous Cowardess's picture

theres been blood in my poop for like two weeks and it hurts a little bit but not like unbearably or anything. i dont even know what to think anymore after reading this "hey, eat fiber stuff" thats all i can really do. so im gonna try to eat like mini wheats and apple peels or whatever, good ol' H2O, too. bloody poop!

Anonymous Coward's picture

I think i have had bloody diarhea....whats the causes for that?! very worried (have bad anxiety) PLEASE RESPOND~~~!

Faceula's picture

well, i have been having to poop alot more lately than usual. been very watery and gross. i eat very poorly.. nothing but junk. so my poop sometimes burns. i have had a gerd in the past. today i found a little bit of blood when i wiped. i looked at my anus and found a slight tear at the entrance. so i'm going to start drinking nothing but water and back off of the acidic foods and hot sauce. we'll see what happens.

Anonymous Coward's picture

i have no blood in my poop but i have burning and pain like hemroids and a foul smell, almost amonia like. Is this normal for hemroids?

Anonymous Coward's picture

I have had blood in my stool since the start of December and today I still have it. I get stomach cramps a lot and and when I go to the bathroom is stings and burns. I poop about 3 to 5 times a day now, I only had to once a day when it was normal. I have diarreha most of the time, my poop is normal looking it use to be. I have gas a lot too. The blood is not a little sport either, the water looks bloody sometimes.

Juz happened today's picture

I've been poopin out small amounts of blood for the past week but today, when i went to take a dump, there was no pain but when i looked at the tissue, there was a huge lump of blood on it and i saw that the blood was encased in my poop...does this mean that i have a hemorroid or do i have cancer?!?!?!?!?!?!!? Reply PLZ!!!!

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